Gweru, 26 October, 2020 / 9:03 pm (ACI Africa).
At his installation over the weekend as the sixth Local Ordinary of Zimbabwe’s Gweru Diocese, Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro highlighted inspirations from two Papal Encyclicals including the most recent one of Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti.
In beginning his episcopal ministry in Gweru Diocese, Bishop Nyandoro who was, until the September 11 Papal transfer, shepherding the people of God in Zimbabwe’s Gokwe Diocese said during his Saturday, October 24 installation ceremony that the message of Pope Paul VI in his Encyclical, Populorum Progressio inspires his leadership strategy.
Looking toward his ministry in his new Diocese, the Zimbabwean Bishop said that he will strategize to achieve “progress in human development as prescribed by Pope Paul VI in his Encyclical Populorum Progressio that there is no development without the progress of people.”
Issued in March 1967, Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical focuses on “the development of the peoples” and underscores the need for the world economy to serve all human beings and not just a few of them.